• Civilization 7 has been announced. For more info please check the forum here .

Artifacts/Relics Wishlist thread

Guandao

Rajah of Minyue and Langkasuka
Joined
Mar 30, 2011
Messages
5,711
Location
New York City
As someone who has interest in archaeology, I'm rather disappointed by the artifacts in-game. They seem to repeat and most of them are generic.

Here's a list of the current artifacts (let me know if I missed any):
Amphora (Classical)
Aspis (Classical)
Astrolabe (Renaissance)
Bracelet (Classical)
Broadsheet (Industrial)
Chalice (Medieval)
Clock (Industrial)
Doubloon (Renaissance)
Earring (Renaissance)
Flintlock Pistol (Industrial)
Fresco (Renaissance)
Halberd (Renaissance)
Javelin (Ancient)
Longsword (Medieval)
Map (Industrial)
Mask (Ancient)
Mosaic (Classical)
Mummy (Ancient)
Necklace (Industrial)
Plate Mail (Medieval)
Scroll (Ancient)
Signet Ring (Medieval)
Silver Coin (Medieval)
Stone Tablet (Ancient)

So the purpose of this thread is to suggest new artifacts. I prefer more recognizable ones. We can represent cultures which can't be made into a Civ (ex: Minoans, Indus Valley, Olmecs, etc). You can also suggest new relics. Most of them are based on Christianity. It would be nice to have other religions represented.

Here's a list of the current Relics (feel free to let me know if I missed any):
Ark of the Covenant
Beard of the Evangelist
Blood of the Martyr
Bones of the Magi
Book of Thoth
Chains of the Apostle
Cincture of the Theotokos
Eight-Hand Mirror
Footprint of the Apostle
Grapevine Cross
Grass Cutting Sword
Gundestrup Cauldron
Holy Grail
Holy Lance
Philosopher's Stone
Robes of the Guru
Saint Aubert's Skull
Sandals of the Prophet
Shroud of Turin
Silk Texts
Splinter of the True Cross
Stone of Scone
Tooth of the Prophet
 
Wishlist for Artifacts
Admonitions Scroll (Medieval)
Ain Sakhri lovers (Ancient)
Akan Drum (Industrial)
Alaca Hoyuk bronze standards (Ancient)
Amoghapasa Inscription (Medieval)
Amulet MS 5236 (Classical)
Antikythera mechanism (Classical)
Arabian Bronze Hand (Classical)
Areni-1 shoe (Ancient)
Armazi stele of Serapit (Classical)
Artognou stone (Medieval)
Auspicious Tantra of All-Reaching Union (Medieval)
Aztec Codices (Medieval/or Renaissance)
Baal with Thunderbolt (Ancient)
Bajaur casket (Classical)
Bar Kokhba weight (Classical)
Bark Shield (Industrial)
Basse Yutz Flagons (Classical)
Battersea Shield (Classical)
Benin Bronzes (Renaissance)
Berlin Gold Hat (Ancient)
Bi (Ancient)
Bianzhong of Marquis Yi of Zeng (Classical)
Bir el Qutt inscriptions (Classical)
Borobudur Buddha Head (Medieval)
Botorrita plaque (Classical)
Bronocice pot (Ancient)
Bronze Head from Ife (Medieval)
Bucentaur (Medieval or Renaissance)
Buckskin map (Industrial)
Canterbury Astrolade Quadrant (Medieval)
Cantiorix Inscription (Medieval)
Capua Leg (Classical)
Carlton-in-Lindrick knight (Medieval)
Clovis Point (Ancient)
Coatlicue Statue (Medieval?)
Code of Hammurabi (Ancient)
Coligny calendar (Classical)
Cong vessel (Ancient)
Coppergate Helmet (Medieval)
Coyolxauhqui Stone (Medieval?)
Crosby Garrett Helmet (Classical)
Crown of Gaya (Medieval)
Crown of Silla (Medieval)
Cuerdale Hoard (Medieval)
Cylinder seal (Ancient)
Cyrus Cylinder (Ancient or maybe Classical)
Daensen folding chair (Ancient)
Dancer of Pergamon (Classical)
Dancing Girl (Ancient)
David Vases (Medieval)
Dead Sea Scrolls (Classical)
Decree of Nectanebo I (Classical)
Detmold child (Ancient)
Dipylon Inscription (Ancient)
Diquis Sphere (Classical or Medieval)
Dmanisi skull 5 (Ancient) why not include early hominid remains?
Dogu figure (Ancient)
Dong Son drum (Ancient/or Classical)
Dotaku (Classical)
Double-headed Serpent (Renaissance)
Dowris Hoard (Ancient)
Dunaverney flesh-hook (Ancient)
Dura-Europos Route map (Classical)
Duvensee paddle (Ancient)
Eberswalde Hoard (Ancient)
Ebla tablets (Ancient)
Egtved Girl (Ancient)
Ekron Royal Dedicatory Inscription (Ancient)
El-Amra clay model of cattle (Ancient)
Elgin Marbles (Classical)
Empress pepper pot (Classical)
En-Gedi Scroll (Classical)
Erfurt Treasure (Medieval)
Etowah Plates (Medieval)
Faberge Eggs (Industrial)
Faddan More Psalter (Medieval)
Five stars rise in the East arm protector (Classical)
Folkton Drums (Ancient)
Four-goat Square Zun (Ancient)
Frei-Laubersheim fibula (Medieval)
Gansu Flying Horse (Classical)
Gezer calendar (Ancient)
Gjermundbu helmet (Medieval)
Gold and silver inlay cloud-patterned rhinoceros Zun (Classical)
Gold coin of Abd al-Malik (Medieval)
Golden Cone of Ezelsdorf-Buch (Ancient)
Golden Hat of Schifferstadt (Ancient)
Golden Horns of Gallehus (Medieval) RIP
Golden Rhinoceros of Mapungubwe (Medieval)
Guisborough Helmet (Classical)
Guodian Chu Slips (Classical)
Hallaton Helmet (Classical)
Haniwa Warrior (Classical)
Harem Wall Painting fragments (Medieval)
Hartog Plate (Renaissance)
He zun (Ancient)
Head of Nefertem (Ancient)
Hedwig Glass (Medieval)
Hinton St Mary Mosaic (Classical)
HMS Beagle's Ship Chronometer (Industrial)
Hoa Hakananai'a (Medieval or Renaissance)
Hopewell Pottery (Classical)
Houmuwu ding (Ancient)
Huixian Bronze Hu (Classical)
Hurrian foundation pegs (Ancient)
Hurrian songs (Ancient)
Huseyindede vases (Ancient)
Inca Gold Llama (Renaissance)
Indonesian ceremonial bronze axes (Classical)
Indus Valley Seal (Ancient)
Investiture of Zimri-Lim (Ancient)
Ipuwer Papyrus (Ancient)
Ishango bone (Ancient)
Ivory pomegranate (Ancient)
Jade Burial Suit (Classical)
Jade Dragon Cup (Medieval)
Jordan Lead Codices (Classical)
Jomon Pottery (Ancient)
Jomon Venus (Ancient)
Kahun Papyri (Ancient)
Kakiemon elephants (Renaissance)
Kang Hou gui (Ancient)
Karatepe Bilingual (Ancient)
Karun Treasure (Ancient)
Khufu ship (Ancient)
Kilwa Pot Sherds (Medieval)
Kish tablet (Ancient)
Korean Roof tile (Medieval)
Kul-Oba Electrum Vase (Ancient)
Kurgan stelae (Ancient)
Kurkh Monoliths (Ancient)
Lachish reliefs (Ancient)
Lady of Elche (Classical)
Lady of Guardamar (Classical)
Lampsacus Treasure (Medieval)
Las Limas Monument 1 (Ancient?)
Lewis chessmen (Medieval)
Li gui (Ancient)
Little Thetford flesh-hook (Ancient)
Long-nosed god maskette (Medieval)
Lothair Crystal (Medieval)
Luristan bronze (Ancient)
Luzia Woman (Ancient)
Ljubljana Marshes Wheel (Ancient)
Lydenburg Heads (Classical)
Madaba Map (Medieval)
Mahiole (Industrial)
Manteno stone seat (Medieval)
Marajoara Burial Urn (Medieval)
Maras Lion (Ancient)
Market Gate of Miletus (Classical)
Maschen disc brooch (Medieval)
Mask of Agamemnon (Ancient) possibly a fake, damn you Schliemann!
Mechanical Galleon (Renaissance)
Merneptah Stele (Ancient)
Meroe Head (Classical)
Mesha Stele (Ancient)
Metzendorf-Woxdorf head burial (Ancient)
Miguelon (Ancient)
Minoan Bull-leaper (Ancient)
Minoan Snake Goddess Figurine (Ancient)
Moche portrait vessel (Classical or Medieval)
Mold Cape (Ancient)
Mosaic of Rehob (Classical)
Mrs. Ples (Ancient)
Muisca raft (Medieval)
Mummy Juanita (Medieval)
Nebra sky disk (Ancient)
Nefertiti Bust (Ancient)
Nereid Monument (Classical)
Nestorian Stele (Medieval)
Nga Mauk ruby (Industrial)
Nigde Stele (Ancient)
Nimrud ivories (Ancient) RIP
Nimrud lens (Ancient)
Nordendorf fibulae (Medieval)
Obelisk of Axum (Classical) might be better off as a wonder or unique monument for Ethiopia
Olmec Colossal Head (Ancient) I know they are improvements in this game
Oseberg Ship (Medieval)
Otzi (Ancient)
Ovelgonne bread roll (Ancient)
Oxhide Ingot (Ancient)
Padang Roco Inscription (Medieval)
Paracas textile (Classical)
Pejeng drum (Classical)
Pella curse tablet (Classical)
Phaistos Disc (Ancient)
Piece of Eight (Renaissance)
Pilate stone (Classical)
Pillar of Ashoka (Classical)
Pliezhausen brooch (Medieval)
Poporo of the Quimbaya (Classical)
Preslav Treasure (Medieval)
Priam's Treasure (Ancient)
Priest-King of Mohenjo-daro (Ancient)
Pylos Combat Agate (Ancient)
Qin bronze chariot (Classical)
Queen Anne's Revenge shipwreck (Industrial)
Quipu (Medieval)
Rhind Mathematical Papyrus (Ancient)
Ritual wine server (guang) (Ancient)
Rongorongo inscription (Medieval?)
Roosevelt Red Ware pottery (Medieval)
Rosetta Stone (Classical)
Rufus Sita Tombstone (Classical)
Rylands Library Papyrus P52 (Classical)
Sampul tapestry (Classical)
Sanxingdui Bronze Heads (Ancient)
Sea of Galilee Boat (Classical)
Seated Buddha from Gandhara (Classical)
Seax of Beagnoth (Medieval)
Seneb's Family Sculpture (Ancient)
Sennacherib's Annals (Ancient)
Shi Qiang pan (Ancient)
Silchester eagle (Classical)
Silk Painting depicting a man riding a dragon (Classical)
Silk Princess Painting (Medieval)
Siloam inscription (Ancient)
Silver Plate of Shapur II (Classical)
Skuldelev ships (Medieval)
Spear of Fuchai (Classical)
Sphinx of Taharqo (Ancient)
Spillings Hoard (Medieval)
Staffordshire Hoard (Medieval)
Standard of Ur (Ancient)
Statue of Ebih-Il (Ancient)
Statue of Iddi-Ilum (Ancient)
Statue of Tara (Medieval)
Stele of Ashurnasipal II (Ancient)
Stele of Shamshi-Adad V (Ancient)
Stele of Zakkur (Ancient)
Stele of the Vultures (Ancient)
Stone of Five Eras (Medieval)
Stone of Tizoc (Medieval)
Strettweg Cult Wagon (Ancient)
Sudanese Slit Drum (Industrial)
Sutton Hoo helmet (Medieval)
Sword of Goujian (Ancient)
Tablet of Shamash (Ancient)
Taino Ritual Seat (Medieval)
Tang Dynasty tomb figures (Medieval)
Tarkhan dress (Ancient)
Taurobolic Altar (Classical)
Taxila copper plate (Classical)
Tel Dan Stele (Ancient)
Tell Brak Head (Ancient)
Temple Warning Inscription (Classical)
Thetford Hoard (Classical)
Throne of Princess Sitamun (Ancient)
Tillya Tepe Hoard (Classical)
Titanic Wreck (would count as Modern, but there aren't any Modern Artifacts in Civ6, so maybe Industrial?)
TLV Mirror (Classical)
Tollund Man (Classical)
Trundholm sun chariot (Ancient)
Tutankhamun's Mask (Ancient)
Tutankhamun's meteor iron dagger blade (Ancient)
Tuxtla Statuette (Classical)
Uluburun shipwreck (Ancient)
USS Indianapolis shipwreck (Industrial, it would count as Modern or even Atomic though)
USS Monitor wreck (Industrial)
Vale of York Hoard (Medieval)
Vasa shipwreck (Renaissance)
Venus figurines of Mal'ta (Ancient)
Venus of Dolni Vestonice (Ancient) @Kimiimaro I found a Czech artifact :p
Venus of Willendorf (Ancient)
Victory Stele of Esarhaddon (Ancient)
Warren Cup (Classical)
Warring States crystal glass (Classical) Image
Warrior of Hirschlanden (Ancient)
William the Faience Hippopotamus (Ancient)
Wonoboyo Hoard (Medieval)
Wrestler (Ancient or Classical)
Wulfing cache (Medieval?)
Yaxhilan Lintel 24 (Medieval)
Yetholm-type shield (Ancient)
Yinqueshan Han Slips (Classical)
Younger Memnon (Ancient)
 
Last edited:
Last edited:
There is an old thread in which some people have suggested ideas for artifacts. I posted some there, maybe it might be useful. It is from civilization 5, however.

Link

Thanks! I'll take a look.
 
What's the probability of dead people being added as artifacts? That would open up things like bog bodies, Kennewick Man, Ötzi, the Tarim Basin mummies, etc.
 
What's the probability of dead people being added as artifacts? That would open up things like bog bodies, Kennewick Man, Ötzi, the Tarim Basin mummies, etc.

I've included several remains of dead people on my wishlist. I haven't added Kennewick Man though. It might be best to avoid the Native American remains.
 
I've included several remains of dead people on my wishlist. I haven't added Kennewick Man though. It might be best to avoid the Native American remains.
It hasn't earned anyone any good will, but genetic testing has determined that Kennewick Man wasn't related to modern Native Americans. Many Native Americans are a little touchy about the idea that Native Americans originate in Asia or that there was a migration before theirs. Honestly, Kennewick Man looks like Patrick Stewart--but the weird part of that isn't that Kennewick Man looks white; it's that if Patrick Stewart got a really dark tan and black eye contacts he could pass as Native American much better than many Native American imposters I've seen (*cough*Jamake Highwater*cough*). :eek:

Still, I don't think anyone is claiming the bog bodies, Ötzi, or the Tarim Basin mummies as sacred ancestors (despite the fact that many bog bodies and Ötzi have living relatives, whereas Kennewick Man does not), so there you go. :p
 
It hasn't earned anyone any good will, but genetic testing has determined that Kennewick Man wasn't related to modern Native Americans. Many Native Americans are a little touchy about the idea that Native Americans originate in Asia or that there was a migration before theirs. Honestly, Kennewick Man looks like Patrick Stewart--but the weird part of that isn't that Kennewick Man looks white; it's that if Patrick Stewart got a really dark tan and black eye contacts he could pass as Native American much better than many Native American imposters I've seen (*cough*Jamake Highwater*cough*). :eek:

Still, I don't think anyone is claiming the bog bodies, Ötzi, or the Tarim Basin mummies as sacred ancestors (despite the fact that many bog bodies and Ötzi have living relatives, whereas Kennewick Man does not), so there you go. :p

Then, who was he related to? Europeans? :p I'm guessing Ainu or possibly Australian Aboriginals.

Okay, I looked up this Jamake Highwater guy. I despise those Pretendians. :mad: I would never claim Native American ancestry.
 
Then, who was he related to? Europeans? :p
Kennewick Man? No, not Europeans. It's been a while, but if I'm not mistaken his closest living relations were taken to be the Ainu of Japan.

I just looked it up. It looks like my information is out of date. DNA testing determined that Kennewick Man is "more closely related" to modern Native Americans than to other population groups. But I was right: initial tests pointed to Ainu and Polynesians.
 
Kennewick Man? No, not Europeans. It's been a while, but if I'm not mistaken his closest living relations were taken to be the Ainu of Japan.

I just looked it up. It looks like my information is out of date. DNA testing determined that Kennewick Man is "more closely related" to modern Native Americans than to other population groups. But I was right: initial tests pointed to Ainu and Polynesians.

Yeah, that's what I thought. Patrick Stewart does look like he has a bit of non-European ancestry. :p
 
Okay, I looked up this Jamake Highwater guy. I despise those Pretendians. :mad: I would never claim Native American ancestry.
And we wonder why Chakotay is such an insufferable stereotype. :p
Yeah, that's what I thought. Patrick Stewart does look like he has a bit of non-European ancestry. :p
Keira Knightley, too--especially in her chin/lips/jaw. But as far as I know, both of them are 100% English.
 
And we wonder why Chakotay is such an insufferable stereotype. :p

Keira Knightley, too--especially in her chin/lips/jaw. But as far as I know, both of them are 100% English.

I never noticed it with Keira Knightley. However, Ezra Miller (the Flash actor), looks mixed also.
 
Top Bottom